BRIAN JOHNSON ROCKS MINI-COOPER: CROFT CIRCUIT!

AC/DC front man Brian Johnson returns to track that got him hooked on motor racing. This time he’ll be a competitor. As if there were not already enough compelling reasons to visit Croft Circuit’s Nostalgia Weekend (August 2-3) with its irresistible blend of fast cars, wheel-to-wheel racing and vintage music and dress, a special guest is now set to rev anticipation into overdrive. The man famous for such rock anthems as Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Hells Bells and You Shook Me All Night ...
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PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX: RAIN & SHINE!

Mike Matune was trackside for this year’s race on the streets of Schenley Park. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) in Schenley Park is the culmination of a week-long celebration of the Automobile each July. Held on park roads, the whole venue is reminiscent of the early days of road racing in America. The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile dealers presented this year’s race with the Mini as featured marque. As in years past, it benefited the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny ...
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’14 DODGE HEMI-CHALLENGER: REDLINE R/T!

‘Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,’ blogs intrepid road warrior, Dan Scanlan. There are many who say that old school rules when it comes to musclecars. Pair a 375-horsepower HEMI V-8 with a six-speed stick in a shape that’s instantly recognizable as a ponycar and you are In like Flint!  And if it generates 410 pound-feet of torque and sits on gorgeous 20-inch black chrome alloy wheels, all the better. But in a world where sophistication trumps cubic inches, is there still a place for a musclec...
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MUSTANG RACING LEGENDS: A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM!

The home of some of the world’s finest sports racing cars, Simeone Museum, hosts a very special day to celebrate racing Mustangs.  Very close to the Philadelphia Airport sits the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, home to a very unique collection of historic racecars. It has been awarded Museum of the Year honors. As an opening to their celebration of 50 Years of the Mustang, the Museum hosted a Mustang Racing Legends event. Just off the event stage was John Atzbach’s GT350R, #5R0...
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VIPER VICTORIOUS: STREETS OF TORONTO!

Kuno Wittmer & SRT Motorsports take gold at second SCCA Pirelli World Challenge race at Canada’s Exhibition Place. The No. 92 Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R, prepared by Riley Technologies, started from the second position on the grid and quickly took the lead when Wittmer passed the race leader on the first lap’s third turn on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn downtown street circuit. Wittmer’s victory in the event marked the first win for the Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R in the World Challenge’s GT class and th...
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PENSKE’S L&M 917 PORSCHE: UNTOLD STORY OF CAN-AM’S MOST FAMOUS CAR!

Stephen Cox blogs about the most iconic of the thundering Turbo Porsche 917s. Part IV: The Embarrassment. “I had a five-liter, naturally-aspirated nothing.” – George Follmer With what appeared to be a fully developed, dominant racecar, Porsche was ready for their public unveiling. They chose the third race of the season at Watkins Glen as their moment of truth. After all, everything seemed perfect. The teething problems with the L&M Porsche’s turbocharger dump valve at Mosport surely ...
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CARLISLE CHRYSLER NATIONALS: MOPAR MADNESS!

Our field agent Mike Matune was on the ground at Carlisle’s annual bash for lovers of everything Dodge & Plymouth. Carlisle Events once again filled the Fairgrounds with every manner of Chrysler product for the 2014 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. Here you look over just a portion of the goings on and ask yourself; where else could you see this many immaculately prepared E-Bodies (1970-‘74 Barracudas and Challengers) in one place? As the factory Supercar wars escalated, cars became ever m...
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2014 PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID: WATTS NOT TO LOVE?

Porsche’s new hybrid Panamera can run 20 miles on a single charge - and hit 168 mph flat-out. Road Test Editor Howard Walker reckons it’s an Ohm-run! Chances are if you can afford the $99,975 asking price for Porsche’s latest eco-offering, the Panamera S E-Hybrid, you won’t be too concerned about saving a few bucks at the gas station. But if you’re keen on doing your bit to help the environment, and you like the thought of piloting a more socially responsible, smoldering-hot sports sedan, th...
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RODS & ROSES: CARP CARES FOR YOUTH!

17th Annual hot rod & custom show in Carpinteria, CA benefits a great youth support charity. Our Jim Palam captures the highlights. This year’s show drew approximately 125 classics, hot rods, customs, motorcycles and even vintage tractors! One of the big drawing cards this year was the ’32 DSR Ford roadster, powered by a supercharged Ford Coyote 5.0-liter engine and built by Rob Smith, shown here with his wife, for collector-restorer Richard Varner, founder of Champions Moto. The Coyot...
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